“Thali” literally means a plate and in India it is used to serve a variety of dishes, so the meal itself is referred to as a “Thali” such as a vegetarian thali, a fish thali etc……..
I enjoyed eating “Thalis” in India. It is so exciting to wait for the “Thali” to be served at a restaurant and interesting to see the different kinds of vegetables, lentils, chutneys, pickles, breads served in little bowls placed in a big round plate or platter. I wanted to create my Canadian Thali similar to something like this, but filled with dishes that suit the canadian taste.
For the Cranberry sauce I followed Ree Drummond’s recipe (the Pioneer Woman) and it was so delicious! She uses maple syrup, orange juice and orange zest which is a great combination of flavours.
My Canadian Thali has the following:
1. Naan (brushed with olive oil and toasted in the oven).